Like the old Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China has traditionally been extremely prudish about sex, a taboo subject in polite society. Communists trying to destroy America encouraged promoting promiscuity, homosexuality and other socially destructive behaviors, so they understood how much havoc that stuff can wreak on a society. Apparently, with economic growth and the resulting prosperity, things are loosening up a little bit over there. From The New York Post:
China’s law enforcers are having an unusually public debate about a delicate topic: Do paid sexual services known as “happy endings” at massage parlors count as crimes if they don’t involve actual sexual intercourse?
While prostitution is illegal in China, its boundaries are being discussed with rare candor by courts, police and state media – even the usually stodgy flagship newspaper of the Communist Party.
“Various places have different standards for whether masturbation services are a crime; judicial interpretation urgently needed,” read a headline of the People’s Daily newspaper, which usually spends its time lecturing party members about discipline or obscure ideological issues.
So, while it seems that we are unable to control our profligate spending, fueled by borrowing from China, perhaps, like the United States, their downfall will be the corrupting influence of the popular culture.
What say you?